Aurora Honeyberry is quickly becoming the standard for fresh eating honeyberries. While not as deeply pigmented or nutritious as other varieties, it has a higher sugar content and larger berry size than most varieties. Aurora honeyberries ripen mid to late season and flower late. Plants are more upright growing and get to a taller height than many other varieties. An excellent variety if you’re new to honeyberries or looking for a great fresh eating variety.
Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea
Site and Soil: Full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Two varieties with similar bloom time are needed for cross-pollination. Check here for other Early Blooming varieties.
Hardiness: Hardy to -35° F
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4-6′ tall
Taste: Sweet, high sugar content
Fruit Skin: Blue
Fruit Size: Large
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: May-June
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Honeyberry is not bothered by pests or diseases. To deter birds, use mylar flash tape or cover plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3-8